Items tagged with Moto-360

Not long ago, the battle for consumer dollars occurred on a field littered with ultralight notebooks. A few years later, that transitioned to smartphones and tablets. Today, the next major tussle is occurring on one’s wrist, in the red-hot "wearables" market in general. Motorola’s Moto 360 made waves by being the first major smartwatch to actually look like a watch - a real timepiece, not just a gadget. Most of its primary rivals are more akin to something Dick Tracy would wear, but Moto zigged when everyone else zagged. Instead of selling a computer with a band, the 360 is a timepiece that just so happens to run Android Wear. Despite being on the market for a few months now, the Moto 360 is... Read more...
Last week, Google announced that a fresh update for Android Wear was on its way. The new software upgrades the base operating system of Android Wear from Android 4.4 KitKat to Android 5.0 Lollipop and brings with its faster navigation, new operating modes, and support for new watch faces built with the new Watch Face API. Motorola began rolling out the Lollipop update to Moto 360 users on December 10 to a limited number of users (roughly 5 percent). By December 13, the update should have been available to 50 percent of Moto 360 users, and everyone with the device should have the update by the end of today. The Lollipop update is officially based on Android 5.0.1, and carries the build number... Read more...
If you’re one of many people out there that has already bought into Android Wear with devices like LG G Watch R, Samsung Gear Live, Sony SmartWatch 3 and Motorola Moto 360, you’ll be glad to know that Google is in the process of pushing out a rather big update for he platform in the coming week. The base operating system that powers Android Wear is getting an upgrade from Android 4.4 KitKat to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Lollipop update implements API 21 and will roll out to users in an over-the-air (OTA) update. As for what’s new in Android 5.0 Lollipop for Android Wear, here’s the changelog from Google: Easier Navigation: Quickly bring a card back if you’ve accidentally dismissed itWhen you tap... Read more...
Google may have just figured out smartwatches--and other wearables, too. The somewhat mysterious wearables SDK that Google’s Sundar Pichai mentioned briefly just days ago isn’t coming until later this year, but Google did announce a rather important precursor with Android Wear. Essentially, Android Wear is a unique UI, and it’s actually an extension of Android rather than a whole new OS. And it looks spot-on in terms of what people seem to want in a smartwatch--it’s clean, bright, simple, and designed specifically for that tiny watch form factor. Motorola Moto 360 At a glance and/or with a simple flick, you can see the time of day, check the weather, peek at the news,... Read more...